Getting to Know….Cycle Derby

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Mark Smith has led the Cycle Derby team for the past 12 years, creating, delivering and promoting cycling opportunities for all ages and abilities with a means to become more active, healthy and travelling sustainably. His team have helped over 14000 individuals a year to gain confidence riding a bike along with developing the club and national standard BMX track at Alvaston Park which now hosts world championship races. More recently …

ManVSMountain PXE Team

Getting to Know….Al Ditheridge

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Al Ditheridge is an inspiration to many. He works with adults with special needs, helping them engage with the community and often taking some of them swimming, cycling and to the gym. He also fundraises tirelessly for PXE International after his eldest son was diagnosed with the condition just over four years ago.  This is a rare genetic condition which can affect the skin, vascular system and eyes. Once the family got to …

Hundreds Tackle Derbyshire Cycle Challenge

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Hundreds of enthusiastic cyclists were on their bikes to take on the North Derbyshire Challenge Sportive. Starting and finishing at Derby’s Markeaton Park, the cyclists could choose to tackle one of four distances, from 40km to 160km in this popular biannual bike-fest organised by Cycle Derby and HUUB Events. The 40km route took cyclists as far as Carsington Water and back while the 80km route headed out through Winster and …

QoM Spring 2017

Cycling Royalty Crowned at Spring Sportive

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Around 700 cyclists of all ages and experience completed the annual Cycle Derby Spring Classic Sportive on Sunday (April 23) – including the event’s first King and Queen of the Mountain. The Sportive, organised by Cycle Derby and HUUB Events, started and finished at Markeaton Park and included three different distances on picturesque routes around South Derbyshire and East Staffordshire. The highlight of the event this year was the new …

Sportive Girl Power!

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Ladies 80km Wave To recognise and celebrate the growth and popularity of women cycling, a special ladies-only 80km wave will be organised for the first time as part of the bi-annual Cycle Derby Sportive event (although female cyclists also have the choice of entering the 40km or 160km routes if they prefer). Ladies start at 08:45 in their own dedicated wave for the 80km route. The sportive will once again …